هنرمندان برجسته و شناخته شده **Artistas Distinguidos y Reconocidos ** Distinguished Artists **



PROJECT 111

Canada’s Latin, Hispanic, and Persian-Speaking Communities

Hall of Honor 

La Communauté Latine, Hispanique, et Perse du Canada

Salle d’Honneur

La Comunidad Latina, Hispana, y Persa de Canadá

Salón de Honor

 جوامع فارسی زبان، لاتین تبار، و هیسپانیک کانادا  

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Distinguished and Recognized Artists
Artistes Distingués et Reconnus
Artistas Distinguidos y Reconocidos
هنرمندان برجسته و شناخته شده

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ir50.25png Alijanpour, Alijan – Iran

Award-winning Master of Persian Classic Painting Miniature

  • Awarded the prestigious Rank 1 Certificate in Art by the Iranian Ministry of Culture 
  • Awarded the title of “Master in Visual Arts”, Iranian Ministry of Culture, 19932010
  • Winner of the First Prize of the Biennale Exhibitions of Painting in Tehran Contemporary Arts Museum
  • Elected to paint the image of ” the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen’s Park, Toronto” unveiled March 2011
  • Founder and Director of Irena Art School, Toronto, 2000

Toronto, Ontario

   


ir50.25png Alizadeh, Pooneh – Iran

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Founder, President, and Artistic Director at AMED Dance Academy

  • 2016 Cultural Ambassador, City of North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2018

Vancouver, British Columbia

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ir50.25png Anami, Hassan – Iran

Musician and Vocalist

  • Winner of many vocal competitions:
  • The Republic Vocalists’ Competition (1st Prize)
  • The 1st  Bülbül International Vocalists’ Competition (Title of Best Tenor and 2nd Prize)
  • Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow (Prize of Perspectivity)
  • “Merited Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic” and “President’s Scholarship” holder, 2002

Toronto, Ontario

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bolivia-flag  Arce, Rosario – Bolivia 

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Award-winning Artist, Designer, Actress, Multilingual Singer, Professional Dancer

  • Winner of Nomination “Best Latin-American singer in Canada”
  • Recognized by Canadian Government for her outstanding music performance
  • Winner of Several International Song Festivals
  • Holding the title of “Artistic & Bolivian Culture Representative in Canada” from Government of Bolivia
  • Chosen as Ambassador of the Bolivian & Latin-American culture in Canada by the Bolivian embassy in Ottawa

Toronto, Ontario

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  Caxaj, Alfredo – Guatemala

Musician

  • Top 75  Canadian Immigrants 2016
  • Founder of Not-for-profit organization Sunfest 
  • Juror at the Ontario Arts Council
  • Juror at the Department of Canadian Heritage
  • Juror at the Canada Council for the Arts
  • 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians, 2013
  • Named by The London Free Press as one of the city’s 150 most influential individuals
  • Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012

London, Ontario

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   Cisterna, Isabel – Chile

Founder and owner of Neruda Productions

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants 2012
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Awards for Mentor of the Year (twice)
  • Waterloo Region Record 40 under 40 Award for Leadership
  • Honoured for her achievements by the Government of Chile

Waterloo, Ontario 

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ir50.25png Fakharian, Alireza – Iran 

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Music Composer and Instructor

  • Founder of Re-Mi Academy of Music

Montreal, Quebec

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  *** RIP ***  Fulvia, Fadigas de Souza – Brazil 

Writer

  • Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, 2010

Vancouver, British Columbia

  


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ir50.25png Karimloo, Ramin – Iran

Award Winning Actor & Singer

  • Nominated and won the award for the Best Actor category for the prestigious Viewers’ Choice Theatre Awards at Whatsonstage.com in 2011
  • 2013 Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Best Takeover in a Role

Toronto, Ontario

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ir50.25png  Mahichi, Majid – Iran 

Film and TV Director

  • Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 

Vancouver, British Columbia

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ir50.25png Mohammadi, Aref – Iran

Cinematographer, Journalist, Filmmaker, TV Producer

  • Author of “Iranian Cinema; Yesterday, Today”; Selection of his interviews with established cineastes
  • Founder and Director of New Wave Artistic Group
  • Recipient of numerous accolades from various panels of governments, civic and community institutions:
  • Ontario Volunteer certification by Ministry of Immigration and culture (2015)
  • Awarded by Governor General at National Ethnic Press & Media Council (2013)
  • The City of Markham (2013)
  • The City of Richmond Hill (2012)
  • Tirgan Festival (2012)
  • Iranian & Canadian Intercultural Centre for Community Contributions (2011)
  • Iranian Art and Culture Foundation in Toronto (2011)
  • AWIC Community Centre (2005)

Toronto, Ontario

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 Pontbriand, Gilda – Mexico

Award-winning Visual Artist, Painter and Photographer

  • Latin American Achievement Award in Visual Arts in 2013 from Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
  • 32 National and International Awards

Ottawa, Ontario

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 Salguero, Claudia – Colombia

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Latin Jazz Singer, Award-winning Photo-Fine-Artist and Community Arts Coach

  • Top 25 People Canada’s Capital, 2013 – Life Magazine

Ottawa, Ontario

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  Subauste, Guillermo – Peru

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Musician, Producer, Sound Engineer

  • Top 75  Canadian Immigrants, 2016
  • Engineer for Adammo (Latin Grammy nomination and MTV Latin America Award recipient)
  • Mixing shows and Sound Engineer with audiences of up to 120,000 people
  • Founder of Pacha Sound Studio, Toronto

Toronto, Ontario

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ir50.25png Taravati, Kamal – Iran

Music Composer & Instructor, Orchestral Conductor

  • Founder of Nava Music Centre, Iran (1985) and Canada (2001)
  • Iran’s National Orchestra Conductor
  • Orchestral Conductor of Iranian Choir Music in Canada

Toronto, Ontario

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ir50.25png Tootoonchian, Hooman – Iran 

Musician, Professional Daf Player and Instructor

  • Founder of the first online academy for worldwide education of Persian classic music

Toronto, Ontario

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 Vieira, Andrea Auerbach – Brazil

Visual Artist 

  • Top 75 Canadian Immigrants, 2016
  • Co-founder of Cafe Cultura Toronto
  • Social Media Influencer and Fashion Entrepreneur 
  • Top 5% most influential social media user at Twitter.
  • Nominated Artist for UNICEF
  • Executive Member and Invited Speaker at Women Economic Forum (WEF), Delhi 2018
  • Awarded Woman of Excellence by WEF, 2018
  • Invited artist to represent Brazilian Visual Art at Pan Am Games, Toronto 2015
  • Invited artist to represent Canadian Visual arts at Rio Olympics, 2016
  • Invited artist to present Brazilian Visual Arts at Pan Am Games, Lima/Peru, 2019
  • Invited artist to present Brazilian Visual Arts at the “Latin American Heritage Month in Canada”, October 2015, 2016, and 2018

Vaughan, Ontario

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